The natural gas or propane supplying fuel to your home does not freeze. A temperature of negative 296.7 degrees Fahrenheit is necessary to freeze natural gas. However, your gas line can become blocked by frozen water. Your gas supplier takes care to ensure that the gas does not contain moisture that can freeze. Unfortunately, water can enter a line during installation or subsequent repairs. If moisture has infiltrated the line, then that water can freeze and disrupt gas flow.
Is It a Frozen Gas Line or Broken Furnace?
After heat loss alerts you to a problem, you can easily tell if the gas line is frozen if you have other gas appliances. Check to see if the gas water heater or gas range is working. If gas appliances other than the furnace remain functional, then the problem is a broken furnace. Loss of function in all gas appliances, however, indicates that you have lost gas pressure.
Do You Smell Gas?
Leaking gas could interrupt gas supply as well. A gas leak is always a serious situation. If you smell gas inside or outside of your house, leave the premises and contact your gas company immediately.
A frozen gas line does not necessarily mean that you have a dangerous leak. A repair technician can take steps to thaw a line and purge moisture. The issue of frozen gas lines occasionally troubles homeowners and business owners during harsh Kansas winters. Graber’s Plumbing and Heating in Newton, KS, provides residential and commercial heating repairs. We’re trained to work safely on gas lines. We’ll diagnose the problems with your gas line or heater and complete any necessary repairs.
Trusted HVAC Experts
Graber’s Plumbing and Heating has served the Newton, KS, community since 1950. Our licensed and insured technicians can address any plumbing and indoor comfort issues you may have. We also install and service gas lines, fix water heaters, and repair or replace heating and cooling equipment. Contact us today with your concerns.